Sarah Jessica Parker was born March 25, 1965, in Nelsonville, Ohio. The actress and producer is best known for starring as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO series Sex and the City and in the subsequent Sex and the City films. She won four Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Emmy Awards for playing Carrie, the New York City journalist and fashion icon. Sarah Jessica started training in ballet and singing when she was a child. She was cast in the Broadway revival of The Innocents, upon which her family relocated to Dobbs Ferry, New York. In the mid ’80s, she appeared in three films that helped launch her career: Footloose, Girls Just Want to Have Fun and Flight of the Navigator. In the ’90s, she starred in movies such as L.A. Story, Honeymoon in Vegas, The First Wives Club and Hocus Pocus. Sarah Jessica spent the decade making films until the script for Sex and the City was sent to her in 1998. After the series ended in 2004, she said she would never do another television show. In 2005, Parker returned to the silver screen in The Family Stone, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. A year later, she starred alongside Matthew McConaughey in Failure to Launch. Sarah Jessica made her mark in the fashion industry when she signed on to appear in commercial and print ads for Garnier and Gap. She then released her own perfume in 2005, “Lovely.” Two years later, she started her own short-lived budget fashion line, “Bitten,” which was sold exclusively at Steve and Barry’s until the company went bankrupt. In 2007, she launched her second fragrance, “Covet.” By 2009, she had added three more scents to her collection: “Dawn,” “Endless” and “Twilight.” In 2010, she signed on as president and chief creative office of the collection Halston Heritage. Sarah Jessica has been married to actor Matthew Broderick since 1997; they have three children together. She and Broderick met at the Naked Angels theater company, where they both performed. The family currently lives in New York City and has a vacation home in Ireland.
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